October 21, 2013

Google 'Doodles' of the Famous - From Celia Cruz to Mozart

Celia Cruz

Google celebrated Salsa Queen Celia Cruz's birthday by unleashing one of their now famous "doodles" today. The Cuban icon, born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad in La Habana on October 21 1925, passed away on July 16 2003 at the age of 78. Azucar Celia!

Check out some of my favorite Google doodles from 2003-2013 honoring other famous people on their birthday below. Meantime I'll wait for Google to include notables from Africa some day.
My apologies to Google. On searching further thanks to a link from a user over at meneame.net, I found a few doodles honoring African notables. I posted my 2 faves.
Ella Fitzgerald
Cesar Vallejo
Miriam Makeba
Wangari Maathai

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Frederich Chopin
Gustav Klimt
Diego Velazquez
Atahualpa Yupanqui
Jackie Robinson
Auguste Rodin
Isaac Newton
Franz Kafka
Omar Khayyam
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Miguel de Cervantes
Charles Dickens

Juan Gris
Leonardo da Vinci
Vincent van Gogh


  1. Great find L! Love Velazquez and Kafka.

  2. Nicely done by Google. Great to see Celia recognized!